Prison Island Tour

Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet.

The island lies just off the Old Stone Town, it is also a home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of the Seychelles

per adult from

$107

NZD

Duration

4 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Zanzibar Archipelago, Zanzibar Archipelago

    In 1893, Lloyd Mathews built the prison. The prison idea was to send violent criminals from the Tanganyika mainland to the Prison Island. The Prison Island Earning its name as a former prison for slaves and a quarantine station for Zanzibar and the mainland, nowadays the island gives you the chance to escape for some peace and quiet. The island lies just off the Old Stone Town, it is also a home to giant land tortoises that were imported from Seychelles in the late 19th century. Now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! This endangered species came to Zanzibar as a gift from the government of the Seychelles.



    Stop At: Stone Town, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago

    Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises, if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkeling, and has a lovely white beach for sunbathing. This tour is a great way to see some history and wildlife, and also to see Stone Town from the sea as many old maritime legends would have done..

    For the rest of the trip you can either enjoy the marine life as you snorkel around the coral that fringes Prison Island or just relax under the warm glow of the sun, until you head back to Stone Town

  • Departure Point :
    Tembo House Hotel, Shangani St, Zanzibar 0004, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This experience is eligible for hotel pickup or airport. Once your purchase is complete, you’ll be able to coordinate pickup details directly with you operator through whatpp,email,callAirports
    • Karume International Airport, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Ports
    • Ferry Tickets, Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    Changu Island, Tanzania
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • There are natural ways to treat this disease if our visitor needs to be treated and we can prepare him or her. this approach has enabled Tanzanians to be covid-free and to be safe places, schools have been opened and colleges have returned to normal life.Tanzania is the right place for your safety
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by The Door Tours

Activity ID: V-195878P26

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